An Etheree (or two)

I

never

really knew

of Etheree

until I found them

(quite by chance, as it was)

one March Wednesday morning,

laid in bed before day started,

when I read of their strange properties,

being a progressing ten-syllables.

As much fun as it was to then write one,

I soon wrote a double Etheree;

which seemed like a good idea,

until I became unstuck

trying to count numbers

from ten to just one –

this hurt my brain,

and I wept

until

done.

The Etheree

(taken From ShadowPoetry.com)

The poetry form, Etheree, consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Etheree can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Get creative and write an Etheree with more than one verse, but follow suit with an inverted syllable count.

Reversed Etheree: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Double Etheree: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 9, 8, 7, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

…Triple Etheree, Quadruple Etheree, and so on!

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